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Mike Huckabee defends Michelle Obama after Palin, Bachmann, Limbaugh attacks

WASHINGTON–A year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was a great “get” for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, guesting on his FOX News show to talk about her anti-obesity “Let’s Move” program. Huckabee has been returning the favor, defending her from conservative critics. The latest attacks on Mrs. Obama have come from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) and radio personality Rush Limbaugh, following a story I did about Mrs. Obama and breast feeding.

Huckabee did not mention them by name during a reporter breakfast Wednesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, where he also said he will take his time to decide whether he will run again for president in 2012.

Said Huckabee: “I still think her approach is the right one. I do not think that she is out there advocating that the government take over our dinner plates. In fact, she has not. She has been criticized unfairly by a lot of my fellow conservatives. I think it is out of a reflex rather than out of a thoughtful expression, and that is one of the things that bug me most about the political environment of the day.”